I’ve been playing the PS2 version of The Sims with Fliss recently. It’s quite a good gag, and although there’s parts I think could be better I haven’t really played it on PC, so I’m hardly qualified to judge.
Fliss has a decent review on her site which explains the failings of the title from the perspective of a long time fan. For the occasional time when I’m allowed to join in a game, it does make for quite good fun and a change of pace from my usual diet of Madden and racing games.
And it’s almost impossible not to laugh when your sim falls off of a running machine!